The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Industry leaders confirm phase-out of select grade beef
    Select grade beef has an important past in the cattle and beef business. However, its tonnage is shrinking and will continue to trend lower in the coming decade, based on collaborative research conducted across all beef industry segments. 
  • American Angus Association elects new officers, board leadership

    A total of 298 delegates from 41 states and districts represented Association members at the Annual Convention of Delegates and elected the 2018-2019 officers and directors. Directors can serve up to two three-year terms on the board and, if elected, serve additional one-year terms in office as president and chairman and/or vice president and vice chairman. Elected to his first term is Jim Brinkley, Missouri, and elected to their second three-year terms are James Coffey, Kentucky; Chuck Grove, Virginia; Mike McCravy, Georgia; and Mick Varilek, South Dakota.

  • Marketing practices for your small ag business

    The scenario: A small-size, locally-owned business provides a great product that is useful to the ag industry but wants to grow sales and doesn’t know exactly where its time and money is best spent. Sound familiar? Lori Maude, a Senior PR Content Specialist with marketing services agency Bader-Rutter, has 25 years of experience in the field as well as a ranching background. She gives marketing tips on what has served her clients well over the years. 

  • Jay George inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit
    Jay George, Lebo, Kan., was inducted to the Hereford Hall of Merit Oct. 26 at the American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford Honorees Reception during the AHA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo. 
  •  CattleFax Awarded Don L. Good Impact Award
    CattleFax, an organization created by cattle producers, was presented with the 2018 Don L. Good Impact Award. Started in 1968, CattleFax is a member-owned organization that serves producers in all segments of the cattle and beef business. For half a century, it has been a global leader in beef industry research, analysis and information. Its exclusive industry database has set the standard for market information and analysis.
  • Annual SD Rural Women’s Conference held in Deadwood
    Kris Rausch and Darian Roghair receive Women in Ag awards
  • Bledsoe Cattle Company earns CAB cattle feeding honors

    Cattle feeder Grant Bledsoe, Wray, Colo., knows there’s a time for change, but his greatest strength may be knowing there’s a time to stay the same. 

    “We buy predominately Angus-based cattle from the northwestern United State and some ranches we have purchased from going on close to 35 years,” he says. 

  • 20th Annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show/Feedout Set
    The 20th annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, in Turtle Lake, N.D.
  • North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) members elected new officers - President Dan Rorvig of McVille, N.D., and Vice President Jeff Schafer of New Rockford, N.D., at the 89th annual NDSA Convention and Trade Show in Bismarck, N.D., Sept. 13-15.
  • NDSA presented the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award to Robert and Holly Brooks of Rhame, N.D. and long-time ranchers Arlyn and Sourey Schmidt of the 7N Ranch as the Rancher of the Year.
  • Chinese key to cattle market prospects
    The coming months hold concerns though, because unlike the stock market, commodities have seen little or no upswing. Ag Resource Company president Dan Basse suggested what to monitor.
  • In the Cattle Markets: Seasonality of feeder futures
    As it is approaching the time of year for potentially backgrounding calves in the Northern Plains, the focus will be on the March feeder cattle futures. Thus, someone with calves may be following the March price and trying to decide if and when to hedge.
  • Beef checkoff court case being expanded
    Could impact 13 states, including South Dakota;
    Both sides share viewpoints in a CBW exclusive
  • Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium in Watertown, S.D. Sept. 12
    The symposium is a one-day event that focuses on providing beef producers with the tools and knowledge they need to improve their management skills and take their farm or ranch to the next level of production and profitability.
  •  Custom Genetics Solutions bull stud readies for next busy season
    There isn’t much time in between busy seasons for the staff at Custom Genetics Solution. Frank Jackson, general manager at CGS, says the first Spring collection season was very busy and went well.  “It exceeded expectations actually,” Jackson says. And now they are getting ready for the next busy season as bulls come off pasture.
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